Escape to the Morongo Hideaway Casita, located on our multi-acre ranch property, which you will have all to yourselves during your visit. Queen bed, full bath with tub, living room, kitchenette and wood burning stove. Spectacular views, outdoor dining and patios for watching the sunrise & stargazing. The perfect romantic getaway for two visiting the high desert area. Located 20 min. to Palm Springs and 20 min. to Joshua Tree, our casita is the perfect central spot for your desert adventures! The Morongo Hideaway Casita sits at about 2,500 feet above sea level on 2 acres of desert mesquite, piñon, palo verde, olive, acacia, sumac, pepper, yucca, and juniper studded desert at the foot of the Sand to Snow National monument at the eastern foot of San Gorgonio Mountain (the highest peak in Southern California). The Morongo Casita is attached to our beautiful ranch house and has a queen bed, a full bathroom with bathtub and a newly remodeled kitchenette. The casita has a beautiful wood burning stove, perfect for romantic nights in front of the fire. The Hideaway Casita is perfect for a single guest or couple. The Morongo Hideaway Casita Experience: • Queen bed with ceiling fan and walk in closet • Full bathroom with tub • Lots of natural light with beautiful picture windows. • Kitchenette with full refrigerator, toaster, and keureg coffee machine, plus cutlery, glassware, bowls and plates. • Living room with wood burning stove • Ceiling fans and wall unit air conditioner • Several outside seating areas including covered balcony porch & outdoor dining table with umbrella that seats 6-8. • The bathroom is stocked with natural hand soap (for our grey water system) and Hairstory shampoo & conditioner. Cotton bath towels and wash cloths are provided for each guest. Smyrna turkish cotton hand towels are provided. The Morongo Hideaway Casita is the ideal getaway for: • birdwatchers visiting Morongo Canyon (our property & trees are part of this habitat!) • people looking for a healing space • couples seeking desert solitude & a romantic getaway • friends wanting to commune under star-filled desert night skies • couples or singles seeking a desert getaway that is close to all of the amenities the desert area has to offer • a getaway within close proximity Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, and Joshua Tree! Set on 2 acres of fenced land, you can meander amongst the gardens in peaceful communion with the desert. Morongo Valley has historically been known for its water, for the underground streams that flow from San Gorgonio mountain to the Big Morongo Canyon below. The trees and lush desert vegetation are a part of this natural habitat and home to many quail, rabbit, hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards, and road runners. The 263 species of birds and 74 species of butterflies that migrate through the Canyon preserve often make a stop in our trees! Be prepared for some wonderful birdwatching! NEARBY ACTIVITIES: -Joshua Tree National Park -> 20 minutes -Palm Springs -> 22 minutes -Pioneertown -> 20 minutes -Yucca Valley Shopping -> 15 minutes -Big Morongo Canyon Reserve -> 5 minutes -Spaghetti Western Restaurant, Bar and Live Music! -> 5 minutes -Sand to Snow National Monument -> 1 hour The property offers a stunning, unobstructed vista of Morongo Valley, and the little San Bernardino mountains. Visible to the north are desert mountains that define the southern periphery of the Sawtooth Wilderness, with Pioneertown just beyond. The property is cradled on three sides by some of the most marvelous and wild high desert terrain in California. You can rent our larger, whole property through our master listing "The Morongo Hideaway Ranch House & Casita" if you have a larger group. However, be assured that when you book our Casita we block the calendar to the main ranch house so that you have the property to yourselves. Our spacious property has multiple outdoor spaces for relaxing and is the perfect getaway. PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING: NO PARTIES OF ANY KIND NOISE: Sound carries very well in the high desert, and as part of our commitment to being good neighbors and to San Bernardino County ordinances, quiet hours are from 9PM-7AM. Any reported noise disturbances to the county will be subject to fines that the guest must pay. GUESTS: No guests beyond those included in the reservation are allowed on the property without prior permission. + 100% private property - never rented to more than one party + wall unit A/C, portable heater, wood burning stove and ceiling fans. + 2 acres of Mojave Desert with incredible trees, shade, and space to roam. + FAST Wifi internet + Keureg coffee maker and Keureg pods provided. + romantic bathtub with bath salts. + private covered porch off entrance with valley, desert, & mountain view + outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining. + desert views and lush gardens I am available by phone, text, or by message through the Airbnb app at any time! Please don't hesitate to ask questions! I am here to make your stay wonderful! We are located in the mojave desert in the hills above the historic community of Morongo Valley. The ranch is situated on a residential street at the top of our quiet neighborhood. Morongo has primarily been home to ranches, homesteads artist residences, and spacious properties. This desert valley community has been known as the gateway to the high desert. Our property rests on the ridge overlooking the valley, on 2 private fenced acres backing up to the hills. Down the hill is a neighborhood of locals, vacation homes, and ranches. Our landscaper of 20 years lives across the street. On the highway are local coffee shops, cafe, gas stations, boutiques, a post office, and the cactus mart (the premier spot for buying cactus and succulents in the high desert area). Morongo Valley, located in the mojave desert, is a small community of artists, second home owners, and locals. This historic valley was once the primary home of the Maarrênga’yam, "people from Morongo", of the Serrano band of Morongo Indians, and is known for its water, flowing down from the San Gorgonio mountains into the streams that helped great the Big Morongo Canyon preserve and oasis. The natural resource of the canyon as a historical space and ecological habitat was in need of protection in the mid 1900s. The Audobon Society, The Nature Conservancy, and concerned locals worked with the BLM towards the creation of Big Morongo Canyon and Covington Park. The Covington family and others donated land to the conservancy for protection, and they created in the park, an art colony and nature center. The community of Morongo has sought to preserve and celebrate the beauty of the valley. The canyon is now officially a part of the Sand to Snow National Monument! We are located off Highway 62 up in the hills above Morongo Valley. All roads to our home are paved with clear street signs. Our property has a private entry gate, long driveway, with plenty of parking for 2 cars. NEARBY ACTIVITIES: -Joshua Tree National Park -> 20 minutes -Palm Springs -> 22 minutes -Pioneertown -> 20 minutes -Yucca Valley Shopping -> 15 minutes -Big Morongo Canyon Reserve -> 5 minutes -Spaghetti Western Restaurant, Bar and Live Music! -> 5 minutes -Sand to Snow National Monument -> 1 hour • There is ample parking available in the covered carport or in the driveway in front of the house. We have a no contact check-in process and will provide you with a code to the entry gate and keyless doors locks a week prior to your check-in date. • PETS Our home is pet friendly! 1 pets are permitted with an additional pet fee of $150 which covers maximum 1 pets. You must clean up after your pets. Our property around the house has a fence perfect for keeping your pets safe from wandering into the desert where we have lots of wildlife including coyotes, owls, and hawks. Please keep an eye on your pets at all times for their own safety. • WOOD BURNING STOVES: Guests in the CASITA MAY USE the small wood burning stove. Please clean ashes into the metal bin after use. Safety is a priority. Do not place anything on top of the wood burning stove. Fire extinguisher is available. • CLOSEST AIRPORTS Palm Springs, CA (PSP) - 25 mins (27 miles) Ontario, CA (ONT) - 1 hour (70 miles) Orange County, CA (JWA) - 1 hour 40 mins Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - 2 hours Come see what the desert has in store for you! San Diego, CA (SAN) - 2 hours 15 mins Las Vegas, NV (LAS) - 3 hours 30 mins • The Morongo Hideaway Casita is only rented to one party at a time and is always 100% private. Sight Seeing in Morongo Canyon • Just up the hill from the property is the boundary of the Sand to Snow National Monument with thousands of acres of protected land. We are just 2 miles from the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, a desert oasis and one of the largest cottonwood and willow riparian habitats in California. Founded by the Audobon Society and Nature Conservancy, it has been designated as one of the United States’s Important Bird Areas by the American Bird Conservancy.
Wireless Broadband Internet
Pool & spa facilities
Unheated Outdoor swimming pool , Swimming pool
Parking & facilities
Parking available, Parking included, Roofed carport, Private Garden , Private Porch
Credit cards accepted, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair accessible
Mountain, Rural , Village
Bathroom & laundry
Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washbasin
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Electric heating, Fireplace , Wood/Tiled stove
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Kitchen & dining
Coffee machine, Kitchenette, Microwave, Refrigerator , Toaster
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Suitable for elderly or infirm
Check in: 03:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
From Los Angeles or San Bernardino, take the I-10 freeway East towards Indio, Ca. Take exit 117 for Ca Highway 62 towards Yucca Valley. Continue on Ca-62 for 9 miles. Once you get to the top of the hill, you will enter Morongo Valley.
Turn left at Senilis Avenue (there is a stoplight and a Chevron gas station at this intersection). Continue on Senilis, keeping left at the first fork. Turn Right on Juniper Ave. Turn left on Hibiscus Dr. We are the last house on the right at the very top of the hill.